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Abhinav Kumar

The writer is a serving IPS officer. Views are personal.

At Stake In Kashmir
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Kashmir poses not just moral but also existential questions involving statecraft.

The Handwara Harbinger
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Is this the beginning of another scorching summer of discontent in the Valley?

JNU: Freedom Of Screech
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

As a police officer, and citizen, I find JNU debate an assault on public interest

A terror strike, a misdirected debate
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Going by this viewpoint, the army is the sole repository of competence and commitment in anti-terror operations in the country.

Eye 2015
Kailash Manasarovar: A Higher Plane
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

In all mythologies, the mountains belong to the gods. The Kailash Manasarovar region too is a Jerusalem of religious traditions. And most appropriately, the fabled yatra is a journey of renunciation.

Notes from a thulla
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

Yakub Memon gets all legal protections, and all the tears. The policeman lives and dies unsung.

Sardar Patel’s police force
Mon, May 11, 2015

National security needs that led him to press for the IPS are as alive as ever

Section 66A Scrapped
Sad day for the pompous
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Freedom to mock and ridicule the powerful has thankfully been restored.

Being SMART, after Uber
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

India cannot be policed with 19th century laws and mindsets.

The poor parrot
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Controversy around CBI director’s visitors should not be used to stifle police autonomy.

The encounter cop,a broken omerta
Mon, Sep 09, 2013

The question is not of the individual culpability of Vanzara and his team,but of the systemic distortions that have led us to this situation

Of heroes and heroin
Sat, Jan 31, 2009

The Saji Mohan saga is shameful. But it also offers an opportunity for the police to cleanse itself

Now that the candle light vigils are over
Fri, Feb 16, 2007

To understand the evil that flourished in Nithari, look at its thana, or any thana across the country. That’s where it all begins. And where it still continues

After the cop out, let’s find some cops
Thu, Dec 01, 2005

K C Surendrababu was a dyed-in-the-wool Telugu bidda. When I first met him during training at Hyderabad, he spoke Hindi haltingly with a lyr...

What we need for our <i>thanas</i>
Fri, Sep 09, 2005

The dreaming spires of Oxford are some distance away from the police station of Jhabreda in district Haridwar of Uttaranchal. The distance i...